Quality Insider Features

Constance Noonan Hadley's picture
Constance Noonan Hadley
Most white-collar employees have spent the bulk of their career working in teams. However, the rise of hybrid work environments is changing work paradigms in ways that make us wonder whether we still...
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Lily Chen
In our connected, digital world, cryptographic algorithms are implemented in every device and applied to every link to protect information in transmission and in storage. During the past 50 years,...
Jeremy L. Boerger's picture
Jeremy L. Boerger
You may not be familiar with the term “information technology asset management” (ITAM), but most businesses deal with it on a regular basis (for better or worse). ITAM is what helps control the costs...
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Elizabeth Gasiorowski Denis
Have you ever tried switching bank accounts online, only to end up feeling confused by the technology? If so, you’ve been a vulnerable consumer. Consumer vulnerability is fluid and dynamic, and we...
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Naresh Pandit
Rather than rebounding in 2022, economic conditions in the United Kingdom have deteriorated. Forecasts for growth in 2022 and the year after have been cut dramatically. The reasons for this are well...
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Anton Ovchinnikov
According to standard economic theory, an increase in the number of competitors decreases prices and profits. Typically, increased competition puts rival firms on the edge, doing what they can to win...
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Brian A. Weiss
From my standpoint, technology transfer is not easy, especially when attempting to introduce a new capability or technology into the manufacturing sector. Smaller manufacturers in particular present...
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Kari Miller
Quality management is essential to the growth and performance of any organization. It’s a valuable resource in the effort to ensure that products and services satisfy the highest quality...
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Julie Winkle Giulioni
Welcome to the season that many leaders face with more than a little trepidation: midyear reviews. It’s the point on the calendar that serves as a reminder that the time remaining to deliver desired...
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Sarah Schiffling
Shanghai is slowly emerging from a grueling Covid lockdown that has all but immobilized the city since March. Although Shanghai’s port, which handles one-fifth of China’s shipping volumes, has been...
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Zach Winn
Dairy farmers around the world have an information problem. To get the most accurate measurements of cow health and milk quality, many have to ship milk samples to labs or wait for a technician to...
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Gleb Tsipursky
Elon Musk recently demanded that all Tesla staff return to the office full-time, according to an email sent to executive staff and leaked on social media. Musk said those who don’t want to come to...
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Tamara Sheldon
As an environmentalist who totes kids around town, I would love to buy an electric car. But here in South Carolina, the cheapest electric vehicles (EVs) are at least three times as expensive as my...
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Rebecca Beyer
There is Alexa sitting on the kitchen counter waiting for your next query. But before she tells you how to make a perfect avocado salad, would you like to know something about the person who invented...
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William A. Levinson
Quality-related data collection is useful, but statistics can also deliver misleading and even dysfunctional results when incomplete. This is often the case when information is collected only from...
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NIST
Measurement and standards challenges and opportunities abound as we head further into the 21st century. Let’s look at two examples: The first could revolutionize drug design—and make those drugs more...
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Kate Zabriskie
‘They’re here, but they’re not here. My staff isn’t committed, and it’s obvious to me and our customers. We’re in trouble.” “To say that initiative is lacking is an understatement. My staff doesn’t...
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Angie Basiouny
Plans by Hyundai and Samsung to invest billions of dollars in high-tech production facilities in the United States is a hopeful sign that a different kind of manufacturing is on the rise in the...
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W. Chan Kim
This is a challenging time for many companies. On the one hand, supply chain disruption, labor shortage, and raw material and energy price hikes are driving up business costs. On the other, demand is...
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Amir Goldberg
The first step in using data is understanding what data analytics can and can’t do. Artificial intelligence (AI) systems are powerful but are best used for prediction models. The role of a leader is...